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August 2023 Minutes






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1. CALL TO ORDER [0:00:06]

Chair Peros called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Quorum WAS established with 10 members present. Note: This 13-member board requires seven (7) members to establish a quorum and to take official Board action.

Board Members Present: Colin Peros, Dallas Ige, Juanita Kawamoto, Beverly Mau, Dean McColgan, Darlene Nakayama, Rusti Onishi, Earl Shiraki, Derek Turbin, and Randolph Hack (7:04 p.m.).

Board Members Absent: Catherine Orlans.

Guests: Sergeant Rance Okano, Lieutenant Nishimura (HPD); Captain Chris Miller (HFD); PIO Kathleen Pahinui (BWS); DDC Director Haku Milles, Robin Lim, Scott Ishikawa; Councilmember Calvin Say, Melvia Kawashima, Janel Denny, Brandon Sekiya; DFM Deputy Director Warren Mamizuka (Mayor's Representative); Representative Jackson Sayama; Senator Les Ihara Jr.; Bill Chismar, Clinton Peros, Howard Koza (Residents); Logan Hutchinson (NCO). Note: Name not included if not legible or stated for the record. There were approximately 36 total participants.


Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) [0:00:18]: No representative present at this time.

Honolulu Police Department (HPD) [0:00:37]: Sergeant Rance Okano reported the following:

• July 2023 Statistics: There were three (3) motor vehicle thefts, 11 burglaries, 14 thefts, five (5) unauthorized entries into motor vehicles (UEMV), and 6,225 total calls for service. Further statistical information can be found at

• Safety Tip: Back to School Tips - Keep in mind there will be a lot more children out on the road. If your child is under the age of 16, they must wear a helmet.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed [0:02:17].

Hack joined the meeting at 7:04 p.m.; 10 members present.

Hearing no objections, Chair Peros returned to a previous agenda item.

Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) [0:06:09]: Captain Chris Miller gave the report. Should you have any questions, please email the Honolulu Fire Department Community Relations Office at

• July 2023 Statistics: There was one (1) nuisance fire, one (1) activated alarm without fire, 40 medical emergencies, one (1) motor vehicle crash/collision, and one (1) mountain rescue.

• Safety Tip: Fire and Fall Prevention - Help ensure the safety of our esteemed elders. Implementing prevention and

preparedness practices will promote independence and reduce frequency of injury or death from home fire and falls. Learn more at

3. BOARD BUSINESS [0:10:38]

Election of Officers [0:10:47]: Nakayama nominated Mau for Vice Chair [0:12:42]. Hearing no other nominations, the board conducted a roll call vote. Mau was elected Vice Chair; 10 - 0 (Mau: Hack, Ige, Kawamoto, McColgan, Nakayama, Onishi, Shiraki, Turbin, Peros, Mau; Abstain: None) [0:13:59].

Shiraki nominated Onishi for Treasurer [0:15:39]. Hearing no other nominations, the board conducted a roll call vote. Onishi was elected Treasurer; 10 - 0 (Onishi: Hack, Ige, Kawamoto, Mau, McColgan, Nakayama, Shiraki, Turbin, Peros, Onishi; Abstain: None) [0:15:51].

Approval of Initial Convening Meeting Written Summary for Video Record from Wednesday, July 12, 2023 [0:16:57]: Nakayama MOVED and Hack SECONDED approving the Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Initial Convening Meeting Written Summary for Video Record as written [0:17:11]. Discussion followed. Hearing no further discussion, the board conducted a voice vote. The motion WAS ADOPTED; 10 - 0 - 0 (Aye: Hack, Ige, Kawamoto, Mau, McColgan, Nakayama, Onishi, Shiraki, Turbin, Peros; Nay: None; Abstain: None) [0:20:47].

Filling of Vacancies - One (1) Subdistrict 2, One (1) Subdistrict 3 [0:21:07]: No volunteers at this time.


Maui Wildfire Relief [0:21:58]: Member Turbin asked if there were any recommendations for a local community organization to donate to that would provide relief efforts to Maui. Member Hack and Brandon Sekiya both provided recommendations.

Palolo Neighborhood Board Meeting Location [0:23:33]: NA Hutchinson shared with the board that the Neighborhood Commission Office (NCO) is optimistic about the board returning to Palolo Elementary in October but not guaranteed until a contract is secured.

5. MONTHLY REPORTS [0:24:55]

Board of Water Supply (BWS) [0:24:55]: BWS Public Information Officer (PIO) Kathleen Pahinui gave the report. BWS is currently working on their draft five (5) year rates schedule and will be holding three (3) community meetings from August 14-16, 2023 to solicit feedback. There were no main breaks in this area in July.

Questions, comments, and concerns followed [0:26:05].


Red Hill Bulk Storage Facility [0:27:07]: Member Kawamoto wrote a letter asking several questions regarding the Red Hill Facility, which a copy of can be found at PIO Pahinui provided a response from BWS Deputy Manager Erwin Kawata which can be at

Questions, comments, and concerns followed [0:29:00].

Kuahea Street Project [0:35:10]: Scott Ishikawa, Robin Lim, and the Department of Design & Construction (DDC) Director Haku Milles presented on the current and future plans for the project at Kuahea Street, Kuahea Place and Waiomao Road. The presentation can be viewed at

Questions, comments, and concerns followed [0:55:29].


Congressman Ed Case [1:02:22]: No representative present.

Councilmember Calvin Say [1:02:30]: Councilmember Say reported, which a copy can be found at Councilmember Say highlighted the Kuahea Street Project, homelessness concerns, and sewer cover replacement. Councilmember Say's August newsletter can be found at Brandon Sekiya provided a link to the District 5 website at

Questions, comments, and concerns followed [1:04:14].

Mayor Rick Blangiardi's Representative [1:06:37]: Department of Facility Maintenance (DFM) Deputy Director Warren Mamizuka gave the report. The Mayor's Newsletter can be found at To explore career opportunities at the City and County of Honolulu, please visit

Governor Josh Green's Representative [1:09:03]: No representative present. The Governor's August Newsletter can be found at

Representative Jackson Sayama [1:09:14]: Representative Sayama shared there will be a donation drop off hosted by the Maui Delegation from the Senate on August 10 and 11 at the Capitol in front of the Father Damien Statue from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Items for donation would be toiletries, non-perishable food, clothing, bedding, and household items. Bottled water is discouraged due to weight constraints. Representative Sayama announced their will be a community clean-up on Saturday, August 12, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Azama Park on Waiomao Road. Community members are encouraged to come and to bring gloves and tools. If you have any questions, call (808) 586-6900 or email

Questions, comments, and concerns followed [1:11:48].

Senator Les Ihara Jr. [1:12:10]: Senator Ihara departed prior to giving his report but left a note with Chair Peros. The Senate is going into a special session on August 21 and 22 to take up some judicial nominations. To get in contact with Senator Ihara, email or call (808) 586-6250.

8. ANNOUNCEMENTS [1:12:29]

Next Meeting: The P lolo Neighborhood Board No.6 is tentatively scheduled to hold its next meeting on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 7:00 PM at a location to be determined and online via WebEx. The board will recess its September meeting.

lelo Rebroadcasts: Rebroadcasts of the Palolo Neighborhood Board No.6 meetings are scheduled each month on lelo channel 49 for fourth Thursday at 9:00 p.m. and the first and third Sundays at 12:00 p.m. An archive of past meetings may be found on by searching .

Archive: Find an archive of handouts and referenced materials concerning to the P lolo Neighborhood Board No.06 at

Long-Term Disaster Recovery (LTDR) Plan: The Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency (CCSR) is developing a LTDR Plan to establish an operational framework that will support equitable and efficient long-term recovery and island wide resilience. Complete the survey to help inform and shape the LTDR Plan at

9. ADJOURNMENT [1:12:50] - The meeting adjourned at 8:13 p.m.

Submitted by: Logan Hutchinson, Neighborhood Assistant

Reviewed by: Dylan Whitsell, Deputy

Finalized by: Darlene Nakayama, Palolo Neighborhood Board No.6 Secretary

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